Chapter 9 : Man's Will Upheld v.11 After they were born, after they had done both good and bad -- God decided to choose Jacob because Jacob chose God . Therefore man's purpose will stand . v.13 I liked Jacob more than Esau. v.15 I will be merciful to the deserving ones . v.16 It depends on human desire or effort to receive God's mercy . v.19 One may say : " God will not blame people for not being able to respond to Himself . They are not responsible if they do not have the ability to choose God ." v.20 I quite agree , O noble man . We humans are deserving beings and God would never blame us if we are unable to obey Him . After all , He made us the way we are . We are not at fault .